Whenever I try to explain how much I love this guy, my brother of 27 years, I start to get all misty-eyed and have to change the subject. The gist is that he is one of the kindest (like kind down to the core, like getting mad at me for hurting a baby mouse) most loving, selfless, generous, radically intelligent, grace giving, hilarious human beings to grace this planet.
I've had dozens of adventures this man, but would have to say that next time you see him, ask him about the time we traveled to Thailand together.
Happy Birthday, Derek! I've been thankful for you since the day you were born. Love you forever. xx